Two and a half years after the shooting death of gay California teen, Lawrence King, a jury may finally decide the fate of his alleged killer, Brandon McInerney.
The Los Angeles Times reports McInerney defense attorney Scott Wippert was denied another continuance in the trial by Ventura County Superior Court judge Charles Campbell. Siding with prosecutors, Campbell said on Wednesday that the defense had ample time to prepare for the trial of McInerney, who was 14 when he allegedly shot 15-year-old King on Feb. 12, 2008 at E.O. Green Middle School in Oxnard.
McInerney is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder with a gun enhancement
charge and a hate crime allegation. The victim, an openly gay teen who would occasionally wear high-heels and make-up, often clashed with McInerney, especially in the days leading up to the incident.
A jury will be picked for the trial before an official start date is set.